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The ultimate hybrid drum kit
Taking the drumming experience to new frontiers. The Roland VAD-706 combines the very best of both drumming worlds to offer an unprecedented V-Drums package. It blends the physical presence of acoustic drums with Roland's world-leading digital percussion technology. And by physical presence, we mean the authentic look and detailed craftsmanship of a premium acoustic drum kit - with full-size wood shells and cymbals, beautiful finishes and deluxe chrome hardware to boot. Sat behind the VAD-706, you'll soon lose yourself in its rich, immersive sound and organic response. This is the acoustic experience you know and love combined with the digital expressiveness and playability that only V-Drums can provide.
What can V-Drums do?
Even without the game changing Acoustic Design, the VAD-706 is already special, simply because it's a premium V-Drums kit. The result of decades of research and development, and the latest innovations in percussion technology, Roland's V-Drums have attracted the world's leading drummers since the 1990s. V-Drums offer a warehouse of acoustic and electronic sounds, so you can create your own unique voice. These sounds can then be tweaked and stored for instant use forever.
And these are electronic drums that feel as organic as they sound. Roland's multi-layer mesh heads work in harmony with sophisticated sensor systems for latency-free response, natural rebound and the widest dynamic range available. These mesh heads are also extremely durable, eliminating the need to change heads regularly. Not to mention they're acoustically quiet, so you can practise in near silence with a pair of headphones. V-Drums are built to last, too. No matter your level, they offer every drummer a rock-solid foundation that's designed for the long haul. With rugged construction and heavy-duty hardware that will deliver years of trouble-free use, you're all set for the road ahead.
Real feel acoustic drums
Stage ready straight from the box. Where some drummers have lamented the visuals associated with what you'd call traditional electronic drums, there are no such concerns with the VAD-706. That's because drumming isn't only about playing - your look is also important. V-Drums' Acoustic Design bridges the gap between acoustic drums and electronic drum pads in a way that both challenges and redefines what we expect from a drum kit. Their stunning, tasteful finishes make the perfect centerpiece for any stage in the world. In terms of feel, burying a beater into the specially designed kick drum is completely satisfying, thanks to physical air resistance that feels just like playing an acoustic bass drum. The authentic experience extends to the toms as well, with the real wood shells and traditional mounts providing a feel that's uncannily acoustic. These are acoustic drums in all but name.
Prismatic Sound Modeling - drumming without boundaries
Roland's Prismatic Sound Modeling makes electronic drums come to life like no other system can. With the TD-50X - Roland's flagship drum module - you have a scarily powerful and immersive piece of technology at your disposal. It infuses multi-layered samples recorded in world-class studios with the most sophisticated behaviour modelling techniques. The result is an uncanny, acoustic-like experience that reacts to every single expression and idiosyncrasy. Creating that magical bond between instrument and performer. From subtle ghost notes and detailed passages to the loudest and most intense playing, your drumming has no boundaries with the TD-50X at the heart of the VAD-706.
Groundbreaking digital additions
In a major leap forward for electronic drumming, the VAD-706's digital snare, ride cymbal and hi-hats offer unmatched depth and dimension. Their precision multi-sensors work in complete harmony with the TD-50X, capturing every nuance with incredible definition and detail. Lightning-fast detection ensures that you can perform with complete freedom - the sensors capture even the lightest cymbal touches, snare rim shots and cross sticks. As for the hi-hats, the VH-14D takes digital hi-hats to new heights - offering touch sensitivity, tonal variation and open/closed resolution like never before.
License to create
Not just for breathtaking performance, with the TD-50X at its core the VAD-706 provides you with the tools to define your signature sound and create something truly unique. You can customise your sound at every level. Whether that's quick tuning adjustments, or comprehensive kit-building from the ground up (selecting individual shell depths, drum heads and cymbal types), you're at the helm. Once you've decided on your kit profile, use the PureAcoustic Ambience technology to position your custom drum kit in a room type with specific reverb and other options for the full effect. And there's more... Use the TD-50X's staggering array of studio tools to enhance your sound further. Adjust mic settings for various kit elements, then dial in sounds with equalisers, compressors and other processing. The options are endless. What will you choose?
Find out even more about the TD-50X's capabilities here.
Knowledge is power
Whether you're working your way up through the drumming ranks, or consolidating your mastery, you'll never stop learning with the VAD-706. The TD-50X is filled with features to help develop your technique and make practice sessions fun and more rewarding. Improve your timing with the built-in metronome and Coach mode exercises, or simply play along with your favourite music from a smartphone or laptop. The onboard recorder lets you capture and review your playing at any time, complete with the ability to export audio for sharing with others. And you can extend your practice even further with Melodics, a free desktop app that comes with 40 lessons, plus unlimited access via a subscription when you're ready for more.
- Dimensions: 13 (W) x 10-1/16 (D) x 4-11/16 (H) inches
- Presets: 100
- Sounds: Over 900
- Number of User Samples: 500 Max
- Maximum Note Storage: 40,000 (approx)
- Recording Method: Realtime
- Display: LCD 256 x 80 dots
- Trigger Activity Indicator: LED
- Faders: 8
- External Memory: SD Card
- Trigger In: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
- Digital Trigger In: USB A Type
- Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz
- Record and Playback: 32 Channels
- Power Supply: AC 117 V, AC 220 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V
- Power Consumption: 30 W
- Product Code: TD-50X
- Drum sound module: TD-50X x 1
- Snare: PD-140DS x 1
- Tom 1: PDA100 x 1
- Tom 2: PDA120 x 1
- Tom 3: PDA140F x 1
- Hi-hat: VH-14D x 1
- Crash 1/Crash 2: CY-16R-T x 2
- Ride: CY-18DR x 1
- Kick: KD-222 x 1
- Drum stand: DTS-30S x 1
- Product Code: VAD706-GE KIT
- Shell Finish: Gloss Ebony Premium
- Weight: 62kg
- Box Dimensions: 1950mm (W) x 1500mm (D) x 1250mm (H)
- Accessories: Setup guide